Nation Television (NTV) has triggered mixed reactions online over their “quote of the day” shortly after Kenya Broadcasting Corparation(KBC) shared a cryptic proverbial message.
A few hours ago, KBC shared a hilarious African proverb which majority interpreted as a shade to it’s rival TVs after details emerged that the station had been granted exclusive coverage of President-elect William Ruto’s inauguration ceremony and all other local channels will depend on them for live coverage.
KBC’s quote tickled many who claimed that it was time for the channel to shine.
Just a few hours after KBC’s quote, NTV shared a quote which majority construed as a response to KBC and the move of denying local channels (other than KBC) direct coverage of Ruto’s Swearing-in.
The channel quoted Martin Luther Kingclaiming that violence produces nothing good.
Meanwhile, State-owned KBC has teased Kenyans with yet another post of William Ruto’s swearing after reports emerged that it will offer other local stations live feeds during the Tuesday, September 13, event.
On its social media platforms, the national broadcaster posted a banner with pictures of President-elect William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua on it.
It said it will provide the best coverage of the much-awaited inauguration, which more than 20 heads of state are expected to attend.
“We will bring you the best coverage of the swearing-in of President-Elect Dr William Ruto on Tuesday. #TheGreatKBC,” the station posted.
Meanwhile, Kenyans expressed their anger after learning that President-elect William Ruto’s team contracted an international company for his inauguration bypassing local media houses.
In a statement, Digital strategist Dennis Itumbi, who is part of the Ruto’s communication team, noted that the contracted company, Live Eye, would set up a channel aimed at broadcasting the historic national event across the continent.
Titled Kenya Presidential Inauguration, the channel will go live on Monday, September 12, in preparation for the event slated to take place on Tuesday, September 13.
The channel will then air for three days before its shutdown on Thursday, September 14.
The DP will be sworn in to become President in an event expected to be graced by 20 Heads of State across Africa and the globe including Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni.